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After centuries in the extended family, the old manor — once a castle — looks like it is to finally pass from the family line. For Josephine, this is just the latest tragedy she has had to face and, from her point of view, there is nothing but heartbreak in her future.All it not as it seems — leaving Josephine struggling with the massive upheaval to her normal routine. AmoAfter centuries in the extended family, the old manor — once a castle — looks like it is to finally pass from the family line. For Josephine, this is just the latest tragedy she has had to face and, from her point of view, there is nothing but heartbreak in her future.All it not as it seems — leaving Josephine struggling with the massive upheaval to her normal routine. Amongst this, she continues to hope for final redemption with her husband....

Title : Tragedy of the Virgin Bride
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ISBN : 9781922140142
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 30 Pages
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Tragedy of the Virgin Bride Reviews

  • Michelle ♣ Ndayeni
    2019-07-21 10:23

    A sweet story of a love that was thwarted in the past, and the trials (at least some of them) that the ill-fated lovers have endured in spirit form since their death as they have sought a way to be together again. The location and time periods involved are left rather vague, so it's a little hard to form precise mental images of the setting and characters, though the bulk of the narrative does take place essentially in modern time.Josephine and Robert were unwillingly separated on their wedding night before they were able to consummate their marriage, and never had the chance to be together again, eventually dying tragic deaths at nearly the same moment, their fingers mere inches away from touching. They have regularly gotten to see one another though when they have been obliged to reenact their deaths each year. The pattern of the reenactments has been changing, however, and more changes are coming that bring them hope that they might finally get to be together somehow, but also threaten to bring never-ending heartache.The story is short enough that it's difficult to say too much without giving too much away, so I'll leave my remarks on the plot at that. Characterization is, of course, rather thin given that there isn't much time to really get to know the various players very well. The writing pulls you into the story, however, and keeps you bemused and curious to see what will happen next. Will the lovers get to be together finally or is the end that seems to be coming a more dire one? We see everything from Josephine's point of view, and while we may only get a vague sense of her personality, she still is the most developed character, and it's easy to feel sympathy and hope for her plight.The story is interesting enough to make me wish it had been a bit longer so that I could have gotten to know all the main characters involved a bit better. The premise could certainly have been developed out to novel length probably, though the story would probably have lost a lot of it's ethereal charm with that amount of extra detail added in. As it is, it has as sort of soft-focus, vignette feel to it that gives you the sense of peeking through a slightly misted window to watch a brief but touching story play out that brings a smile to your face before you close the shutter and move on.A nice little quick read. Recommended for fans of historical romances, ghost stories, paranormal romances, or even just those looking for a bit of light and sweet entertainment for a half hour or so.

  • Isabelle Morebooksthanlivros
    2019-07-01 10:16

    The tragedy of the Virgin Bride is a historical romance with some paranormal in it. Josephine is the virgin bride that by horrible events died without consummating her marriage to her Robert. Sophie is a soon-to-be bride starting her new life with her beau, Michael. Past and present fused together and joined these two couples in an incredible tale of love lost, love found.The book is a fast endearing read. The time set of the story is not explained, but is not needed really for the comprehension of the tale. For a short-story the readers get all information needed to understand and connect with this epic-romantic tale.I recommend to anyone that likes a little bit of sweetness into their day!

  • Jen
    2019-07-10 15:08

    I like all of Xavier's books as he has a way of describing a scene that puts you right there. In this case I loved how he had described the estate where Josehpine (the heroine) was sitting. Right away I was sucked into the story and it held me in its grips until the end. Although this story held tragedy for Josephine and Robert it was so intriguing how they ended up living through Sophie and Micheal. I found this story to have a neat twist that I haven't read in other stories and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As always in this author's books, the sex was hot, although not as steamy as in his other books. I figure it is probably because this is more leaning towards a historical romance than erotica. I actually found the sex to have a more endearing quality to it. This was just a nice short and sweet read that would be perfect for a rainy day!

  • Sofia Grey
    2019-07-01 09:00

    This was a good and interesting quick read. I'm a sucker for ghost stories, add in some ancient history - a castle turned chateau and knights in armour - and I was putty in Xavier's hands, so to speak :-)Nicely told, some good plotting - essential in a short story - and no padding. My only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was the language of the modern day couple. I found them to have a slightly old-fashioned turn of speech, which seemed stilted to me. But I'm picky. Apart from that I loved it :-)

  • Ava
    2019-07-20 12:08

    A captivating short read that tells the tragic story of Robert and Josephine died at the night of their wedding, just before they could consummate their marriage. People of the town annually memorialize the tragic event, allowing the couple to see each other, but not touch each other, brought more pain until Michael and Sophie comes along. Tragedy of the Virgin Bride got me magnetized from start to finish.

  • Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold!
    2019-06-24 11:05

    The Tragedy of the Virgin Bride tells the tragic story of a couple that were separated on their wedding day. Before they were able to consummate their marriage or really be married, they were killed. Years later they are tied to their deaths and must re-live their tragic deaths, never to touch, never to be together.This book is a breath of fresh air and takes you down an unexpected path. I was completely enthralled with this story and was sad when it ended!

  • Sassafrass
    2019-07-04 10:03

    full review to come but this was not what I was expecting. I was pleasantly surprised. I've been reading quite of few Xavier Edwards shorts lately and this one had a lot more plot in it. I also liked the paranormal twist, and the ending was very satisfying.I have to say I'm impressed with this show of versatility in this author.

  • Dee
    2019-07-08 15:10

    I have read and enjoy a number of books by Xavier, however this one just didn't do it for me.It is supposedly PNR, but is unlike anything else I have ever read. I was okay with the ghost aspect but found the two bodies four spirits part rather confusing and not erotic at all.But in typical Xavier style it was well written and the setting nicely set and described.

  • Charity
    2019-06-23 14:09

    A Historical Paranormal read with ghosts, tragedy, and a happy ending. This story is not one of my favorites from Xavier. I found it a bit of a snoozer. Well written, but I just couldn’t get into the story. If you like the idea of lover ghosts finally getting their happy ending than this is for you.

  • * Booksessed * Bec
    2019-07-17 06:55

    Book provided by the author.I thought it was brilliant. I loved the history brought into it. Very well written short read

  • Leta Fisher
    2019-06-25 09:21

    Very sweet and heartbreaking. A tale of a couple never to have what they wanted so bad, a marriage or even family.

  • Vicki
    2019-06-27 14:12

    4.5✳✳ Copy provided by the author.

  • Kimberley
    2019-06-24 10:03

    This is a beautifully writen short story slipping between historical and present day setting, erotic but not over the top, very romantic and cleverly worked.

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    2019-06-27 10:16

    ✳✳ Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

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